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The Rivers Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 8633733
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guinness pie” (10 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here was great staff helpful even tho they were very busy in the center of cbd beer was cold nice restaurant

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be the worst. Stood at the front door and NO ONE even acknowledged us or sad have a seat or ANYTHING. we saw another couple from our ship so we joined them. No one bothered to come to the table and...More

Thank fireman452
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Definitely great for steak! They dont hold back on size. Yummy meal with mushroom sauce, veges galore and potato slice. Would come back in a flash. Only upset was having to wait for the food to come as was so busy there. Worth the wait.

Reviewed 6 February 2018

Nice cosy place well decorated to suit the name. Basic menu but very tasty food when it came out. Friendly welcoming staff

Thank rossndi2015
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing for value. The pub atmosphere was a bit loud but the intimate tables were nice. Lamb shank with mash was the best

Thank 232annettet
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We ate here as it was recommended by our motel operator as a lively place. It was indeed lively, noisy and full. We got a seat at the bar and later moved to a table when one opened up. The Rivers has a Huge menu....More

Thank Marla H
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Steak was cooked to perfection. Hubby enjoyed his seafood and burger meal. Atmosphere was good, our waitress was great.

Thank jacksinthehouse
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We came at 530pm on a Saturday night and most tables had a “reserved” on there but fortunately as we hadn’t booked we managed to get a booth for my husband son and myself. Food was cooked to perfected and my son was even given...More

Thank christiec2016
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

When we got there it was pretty busy and noisy but we managed to get a table near the door. My husband had the Lamb Rump and I had the Scotch Fillet. Both were suburb. The steak was spot on with how I wanted it...More

Thank JB5059
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while we were on a family road trip. Staff were very friendly and offered us a great table by the window with views of The waterways. Great service. Food was ok for pub grub and very well priced. Great place.

Thank Andy P
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Christy M
18 September 2016|
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Response from GisBrit | Reviewed this property |
Well being from England myself then yeah I would. Then you won't be disappointed. If you do then they will stick a 'reserve' on a good table for you. It's a great pub and the Guinness is very good every time. Also could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 8633733
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